Lower Key Stage 2 Rainforests

This engaging topic will introduce children to rainforests around the world. They will learn what they are, where they are, what they contain and who lives there. Along the way they will develop their skills by creating reports, creating their own rainforests, and becoming David Attenborough!

Block A
3 sessions
Introducing the Rainforests

Discover rainforests. Create a Senses Journey, a word definition game, a question and answer display and a 3D map. Present a David Attenborough style rainforest documentary.

English, Science, Computing, DT, Geography
Block B
4 sessions
Layers of the Rainforest

Understand the four main layers of a rainforest. Find out about the plants and the creatures that grow in the different layers and how they are adapted to live there.

English, Science, Art & Design, Computing, DT, Geography
Block C
6 sessions
Life in the Rainforest

Explore the life of tribal families who live in the rainforest and compare the way they live to your own family life. Celebrate the life of tribal people by sharing a rainforest feast.

English, Art & Design, DT, Geography, Music, PE
Block D
5 sessions
Creatures of the Rainforest

Discover the food resources in the rainforests. Create dioramas of the four layers of the rainforest, and how different creatures have adapted to forest life.

English, Science, Art & Design, DT, Geography
Block E
3 sessions
Musical Forests

Explore the climate and rainfall of temperate and tropical rainforests. Listen to rainforest creature sounds. Recreate a rainstorm using your body parts. Make forest instruments. Create a musical composition to perform.

Music, DT, Geography
Block F
7 sessions
The Rainforest under Threat

Learn about the destruction of the rainforest. Research the arguments around deforestation and make an interactive wall display. Conduct a class debate and write a poem.

English, Science, Art & Design, DT, Geography, Music, PSHE
Block G
4 sessions
Saving the Rainforest

Investigate the link between deforestation and climate change. Create a video to raise awareness. Make insect homes, bird feeders and plant your own mini forests and gardens.

English, Science, Computing, DT, Geography
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